Hyperpigmentation or melasma is a change in the color of the skin causing dark spots on skin of the face or body. At Enlighten Aesthetic of Cleveland, we offer incredible hyperpigmentation treatment with the Cutera Enlighten laser. The Enlighten laser is a revolutionary technology which breaks up the dark particles in the skin and brings back an even, youthful and beautiful glow to the skin.
If you noticed darkening of the skin in patches, this is usually a harmless condition called hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin, or the brown pigment in the skin, forms in excess and leaves deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin of anyone, from any race and of any color.
“Liver” spots or age spots are a common type of hyperpigmentation which often occur from sun damage. These patches of darkened skin are usually found on the hands, face and other areas of skin often exposed to the sun.
Melasma, also known as chloasma spots, are similar to age spots but are a type of hyperpigmentation and are often the result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy is an example of something which can cause a hormonal change, triggering overproduction of melanin and leading to darkened skin on the face and abdomen which is sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy”. Birth control can also cause hormonal changes which lead to hyperpigmentation in the skin.
The skin can change for many reasons, including outside causes. Bad acne can leave dark spots on the skin even after the condition is clear. Injuries and surgeries can also be causes of conditions causing dark spots on the skin. Freckles are small dark or brown spots which can appear anywhere on the body including the face, arms, and chest. Freckles are a genetically-inherited trait.
Freckles, age spots and other hyperpigmentation of the skin can become darker and more prominent when exposed to the sun. This is why you often hear of people with freckles say they come out in the summer, because of excessive exposure to the sun. The skin darkens in the sun because melanin absorbs harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun as a mechanism to protect the skin from overexposure; this is how skin tanning occurs. Wearing sunscreen is a must but even with sunscreen, years of sun damage can cause hyperpigmentation. Luckily, we now have non-surgical and no downtime methods of treating hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage with the PICO Genesis offered at Enlighten Aesthetic of Cleveland.
PICO Genesis with the Enlighten Laser – The Best Dark Spot Corrector
PICO Genesis is a revolutionary treatment which is now capable with the Enlighten laser. PICO Genesis is a 2-in-1 aesthetic laser treatment which returns balance, radiance, and clearance to the skin allowing you to look your very best, naturally. PICO Genesis is the best dark spot corrector in Cleveland with no pain and no downtime.
How Does Pico Genesis Work?
PICO Genesis is an entirely new approach to skin rejuvenation and revitalization. The laser combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses which cause an intense, non-thermal, photomechanical disruption and remodeling to the upper layer of the dermis (skin).
This allows for a brighter, more uniform complexion in fewer treatments than traditional methods and other types of lasers.
Originally, these lasers were developed for tattoo removal, but with the incredible push in technology, we now have the ability to treat other conditions including overall skin toning, reducing hyperpigmentation and building collagen, with no pain and no downtime.
What Does PICO Genesis Treat?
PICO Genesis works on all skin types and treats a variety of issues with the skin including:
- Sun Spots
- Browns Spots
- Sun Damage
- Pigmented Lesions
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Benefits of PICO Genesis
Unlike traditional thermal lasers which rely on intense heat to remove pigment and cause a lot of pain and redness leading to long downtime and potential complications, the Enlighten laser uses non-thermal energy which does not damage the surrounding tissue and requires virtually no downtime for the tissue which is treated. The Enlighten laser destroys the pigment and leaves your skin more even and in a more uniform complexion.
Another benefit of hyperpigmentation treatment with PICO Genesis is the high intensity with no downtime. This allows for much fewer sessions than other high-intensity lasers which often require 10-15 sessions to see results. With PICO Genesis, results are seen in as few as two sessions and optimal results are obtained within 3-4 sessions.
The prominent benefits of Hyperpigmentation and Melasma treatment with PICO Genesis include:
- Ultra-short pulses that leave the skin glowing and radiant with no downtime, swelling or redness
- Dramatic results with fewer sessions
- Ability to be used on the face and body for skin irregularities
- Short sessions which only take about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma Treatment
Call us today to schedule your free consultation, hyperpigmentation can be removed. At Enlighten Aesthetic of Cleveland, Dr. Kim provides all treatments personally. With years of experience removing hyperpigmentation from a variety of different skin types, Dr. Kim will have your skin looking vibrant in no time.